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The Power of Simple Words, Animated
The Power of Simple Words, Animated

Getting from “no coordinates exist like one’s domicile” to “there’s no place like home.”

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Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith
Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

How to glean secular models for engagement and inspiration from religious rituals.

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Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play
Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play

On nature, nurture, and the neural pathways of possibility.

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Three Primary Colors: OK Go and Sesame Street Explain Basic Color Theory in Stop-Motion
Three Primary Colors: OK Go and Sesame Street Explain Basic Color Theory in Stop-Motion

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Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series
Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series

Unpacking the secrets of happiness and creativity one poster at a time.

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Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education
Noam Chomsky on the Purpose of Education

On the value of cultivating the capacity to seek the significant.

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At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946
At the End of the Rainbow: Vintage Film about Ultraviolet Light, 1946

In the beginning, there was ultraviolet light.

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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking
Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

A field guide to the art and science of the solid argument.

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto for Curiosity
The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto for Curiosity

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From Jack Kerouac to Ayn Rand: Iconic Writers on Symbolism, 1963
From Jack Kerouac to Ayn Rand: Iconic Writers on Symbolism, 1963

A Rorschach Test with a spine, or what the art of fluid writing has to do with salt.

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